Cicer uludereensis Donmez: a new species of Cicer (Chickpea) (Fabaceae) from around the Fertile Crescent, SE Turkey

Donmez A. A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY, cilt.35, sa.1, ss.71-76, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/bot-1001-283
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.71-76


The genus Cicer L. includes an important crop plant, chickpea, which has been used as a protein source since prehistoric times. Specimens of a native Cicer have been collected and described from south-east Turkey. This new species, Cicer uludereensis Donmez sp. nova, is distinct from a closely allied species, Cicer isauricum P.H.Davis, by its fine and more numerous teeth per leaflet, larger stipules, and narrower fruit with almost smooth seed surface. An illustration and a distribution map of the new species are provided and observations on the population are discussed.